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    Jason's Partner in Crime?

    Friday, January 16 2009
    Sam insists on helping Jason, Anthony tells Sonny how it's going to be and Robin assures Patrick that everything is fine.

    Patrick is spilling his guts in a dark room. He says, "The hospital is always busy in bad weather…so I wanted to go home for a while before everything hit." Another voice in the room tells him to focus on 'the incident'. Patrick laments over why he didn't do more to stop it before it started.

    Winifred is behind a desk working. She's on the phone telling the person on the other end that there won't be any autopsies considering what happened. She adds that Sonny Corinthos was in the building at the time of the incident and there's no word on whether he survived or not.

    "8 Hours Before Surgery. 11:00 AM"

    Jason is over at Sonny's house explaining what he had to do in order to secure Spinelli's freedom. Just to be clear, Sonny asks if Jason offered to give Anthony up. When Jason says that's exactly what he means, Sonny says, "Good." Jason doesn't understand, so Sonny says that he did what he had to do and should find all he can about Anthony. Jason explains that would include him unless he cuts all ties now. Once Sonny finally gets what Jason is telling him he asks, "Is this really worth it to save Spinelli?" Jason tries, again, to get Sonny to walk away from the business before it's too late. Sonny appreciates the warning, but says he is only just beginning his work. He explains that he wants to find out if the Zaccharas had anything to do with Kate's shooting. Then he'll shut Anthony out and run the business the way he wants to, he concludes. He ends the conversation by telling Jason, "You do what you gotta do and I'll do what I gotta do."

    Robin comes through her front door and finds her family room completely put together thanks to Liz. She explains to Patrick that she had to go out for a while, and gets defensive when he questions why. After Elizabeth goes home, Robin tells Patrick that she hopes Liz isn't the kind of neighbor who just pops by all the time. Before Patrick can say what he's about to say, Robin cuts him off with, "I do not have post-partum depression!" She tells him that she talked to Jason about when Carly suffered from it and it didn't sound similar at all. Patrick puts the matter aside for a while and tells Robin that he loves her. He wants to take a picture of Robin holding Emma and she resists as hard as she can, but loses her fight. After the photo is printed, Robin gives it to him and tells him that he doesn't have to take off so much time because she and Emma will be fine.

    Spinelli finds Matt at Crimson asking Maxie out. He tries to slip back out the door but Maxie insists that Matt leave instead. Matt asks her to clarify what Spinelli is to her and Maxie says he's her very best friend. After Matt is gone, Spinelli asks Maxie if she can ever see him as a man who could rock her world instead of a best friend. She calls him brilliant, sweet, loyal and accepting of her faults and all Matt Hunter could get from her is a 'meaningless round of mattress tag'. Spinelli doesn't find any comfort in that at all, but she tells him that he means much more than that to her. Later she takes a call from Federico and flirts shamelessly with him.

    Alexis goes out to Wyndemere to inform Nikolas that his newfound visibility in Washington will not help his problems with the INS. He explains it all away by saying that Nadine needed help. Alexis tells him that Nadine will have a hard time learning that he's not in love with her if he continues to be so helpful. Nik asks Alexis to get off his back because it's Emily's birthday. He says she always will be in his heart, but Nadine is enjoyable to him. Alexis listens as he admits how strong his grief still is and then suggests that he share that with Nadine. Just then, Nadine arrives and tells Nikolas that they're going to have a great afternoon. Once Alexis has left them to their fun, Nikolas asks Nadine if they can just meet up at the hospital benefit because he has somewhere to go today.

    Ric swings by Sonny's house to remind Claudia that she just stood him up at Jake's. She's far too busy looking at Jerry's clues to remember such things. He snoops around in an attempt to find out what she's so entrenched in, but Claudia tries to seduce him away from his inquisition. She pulls away, though, when she sees that her father has wheeled into the room. He tells Claudia not to rock the boat and make her husband uncomfortable. Claudia swears that she and Ric are discreet and then Sonny comes home and asks who set up a meeting. Anthony makes it clear that he's not pleased with the lack of response on Sonny's part in taking Jason out. As a result, he says that he has arranged for a shipment to replace the lost one and if Jason interferes, he'll handle the retaliation instead of Sonny. When Sonny doesn't object, Anthony says that he just restored his faith in him. He makes Ric leave with him so that Sonny and Claudia can be alone together.

    Liz and Matt show up for work and Epiphany warns them how busy they are going to be tonight. Matt wants to do a consultation with Patrick but learns that he checked out to go home and help out. Matt thinks that his half-brother has made an amazing leap from hound-dog to doting daddy. He and Liz have a playfully argumentative conversation about the family life.

    Sam goes to Jason and urgently offers to help him. Jason doesn't want her to get involved, but Sam insists that Spinelli wouldn't want him to get hurt in the process of defending him. Sam correctly comes to the conclusion that Jason has to get the goods on 'the big boys' and asks what he's going to do about Sonny?

    Next on General Hospital:

    Sam tells Jason she’s going to infiltrate the Zacchara organization.

    Olivia neutralizes Nikolas’ power play to stall Jax’s hotel project.

    Matt won’t stop until Maxie agrees to go on a date with him.

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    Posted by genhospchat at Friday, January 16 2009 01:51 PM

    Ok to have Sam and Jason working together is fine but does Sam HAVE to be so in your face about it?? Sure she knows why Jason did what he did BUT tone it down a few....there's no need to yell and push right in there. TALK to him and then say NICELY you'd like to help in a QUIET fashion.

    Posted by matfi at Friday, January 16 2009 01:53 PM

    Come on Robin, you're a doctor. Get some help with this!! Poor Spin!! He is so in love with Maxie.

    Posted by firebird85 at Friday, January 16 2009 02:15 PM

    How can Maxi resist Matt’s smile. Be still my heart. He is such a hottie!

    Sonny asking Jason if Spinelli is worth saving is example of his selfishness. Jason should cut Sonny lose and focus on himself. Sonny isn’t worth it. But Jason being Jason will try to save him.

    I hope Ric doesn’t fall for Claudia’s lame attempt to seduce him. I am glad Anthony interrupted them.

    I wonder if Anthony's shipment is the same one Jason is supposed to stop.

    Posted by step85null at Friday, January 16 2009 02:39 PM

    I loved the nikolas and alexis talk today. I really don't see the point of the nadine character I find myself saying why is she here everyday.

    I never seen jason show that much emotion that conversation with sonny was intense today was a good today. I kind of liked matt and maxie today

    Posted by genhospchat at Friday, January 16 2009 03:08 PM

    Btw, LOVE the pic of Jason and Sam...she's all over the place ranting and he's TRYING to keep calm because of it (that's what it looks like anyways).

    Posted by sonobrain at Friday, January 16 2009 03:10 PM

    I like Nadine, and people should stop comparing her to Emily. Emily bored me. Nadine may be a little country but its not like Emily was royalty either. I don't think her leaving the show was a great loss. Now they are bringing NL back and I'm just wondering why. Either way Good for her. Nicholas needs someone like Nadine. She is funny and entertaining. Complete opposite of the other women in his life.
    As for Sonny, he is so selfish and his character is really starting to annoy me.

    Posted by genhospchat at Friday, January 16 2009 03:12 PM

    sonobrain: It's only natural to compare Nadine to Em (I thought Em was boring as well) so to tell people NOT TO, well that's not going to happen BUT THEN you started comparing Em to Nadine and everyone else.

    Posted by ghforlife at Friday, January 16 2009 03:22 PM

    Happy Friday to All:)

    Now, I just can't figure Sam out...all of a sudden...she needs to save Spinelli.

    And I am not buying the PI stuff...I mean are we suppose to believe that she can "con" or "fool" anyone. I mean she was played by Jerry and Sasha. And now she is going to infiltrate the Z organization. Who is going to trust the ball...AZ knew whose side she was on and like Sonny wouldn't be smart enough to see right through her....Please stop feeding Sam into the Mob s/l. It just does not work. Nothing she did with Karpovs organization led to anything good.

    I have to say that Robin is playing to part very well...she had me really disliking her today. But someone with PPD would be all over the place. I hope tptb do justice to this s/l.

    I have to likey...the little banter between Liz/Matt. Although my heart will always belong to Liz and Jason and I still hold out hope...I wouldn't mind seeing Liz get a young one and relieve some of her pressures.

    Posted by ghforlife at Friday, January 16 2009 03:24 PM

    Gen...ita about the Jason/Sam scenes today...if she truly is going to succeed as a PI...she definitely has to tone it down and why oh why do I see her screwing something up...for Jason and the FBI.

    On another note, I soooo can not read what Jason and Sonny will do now...this should be good!

    Posted by ghforlife at Friday, January 16 2009 03:29 PM

    And might I add to the Liz...I would definitely not mind seeing Matt shirtless and some afternoon love...maybe once this crisis is done...we will see some lovin!

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